As R programming language becomes increasingly indispensable to companies engaged in data analysis, statistical modelling and visualisation, demand for R programming language skills is on the rise.
In response to this demand, Edinburgh-based CodeClan, Scotland’s only accredited Digital Skills Academy, has launched a new one-day Introduction to R Programming course.
R is a programming language used for statistical computing, widely used by statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter use R for tasks including behaviour analysis, advertising effectiveness, semantic clustering and financial forecasting. The one-day course will take place at the academy’s Edinburgh campus on 12th October and again on 16th November.
New Gateway Course Open to All Levels
It requires no prior knowledge of the language and acts as a perfect gateway for follow-on courses which offer more in-depth training in aspects including programming, visualisation, machine-learning and data carpentry. Delivered by data science training experts, it enables participants to gain practical understanding and tangible skills in data modelling and visualisation.
Designed to be versatile and applicable to all industry sectors, after the course participants will be able to:
- Navigate the R interface in an efficient way
- Import and export data from spreadsheets/other data storage to R
- Summarise the data with R’s built in summary statistic functions
- Plot data in interesting ways
- Manipulate data and analyse data
After the introductory course, the follow-on options are:
- Data Carpentry (23rd Nov 2018)
- Programming (30th Nov 2018)
- Visualisation (7th Dec 2018)
- Machine Learning (14th Dec 2018)
Organising and Capturing Data is an Increasingly Crucial Skill
Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, the CEO of CodeClan, said: “Data is the core of any business that wants to grow and be sustainable in the 21st century. Organising and capturing that data is an increasingly crucial skill. The R language is used in industries from life sciences and biotech to e-commerce and fintech – it is just so important.”
“We have created this course based upon input from our growing partner community and we are very pleased to be offering this valuable learning and skills growth. CodeClan’s mission is to enhance the digital skills of our Scottish population to be THE digital hub of the UK, adding data courses to our already award winning courseware is the next critical step on the journey.”
All of the courses can be booked online and discounts are available when two or more courses are booked at the same time, or for three or more tickets are purchased.